RAINDROPS ON AUTUMN LEAVES
Love to make autumn/fall cards and when I saw Lin's card here, I sort of copied her technique. I just stamped the leaves in various distress inks on watercolor paper and then used my mini mister to spray it all over with water. Blotted up some color as I went along and then dried with my heat gun. When the color was too vibrant in some places, I sprayed it again and again until I was happy with the results. I die cut 3 leaves, glued them together, and then heat embossed them for the gold leaf in the center. I made the "raindrops" by dropping little blobs of glossy accents on a piece of craft mat - takes hardly any time at all to dry clear and then I peeled them off and placed them where I wanted. Adhered them to the card with a bit more glossy accents. I found this better than dropping blobs directly onto the card. Besides I ended up with a whole bunch of raindrops for the future!
This is another one of my "no sentiment" cards, as I like the versatility of adding a sentiment when the card is needed for a particular occasion.
I am entering this in Curtain Call's challenge of "lovely leaves", a2z scrapbooking's challenge of Autumn/Christmas and The Paper Players fall challenge.
Stamp: Hero Arts E2252 (part of a very old set "Petite Prints")
Die: Provo Craft "Fall Leaves" (also very old)
Inks: Ranger distress - seedless preserves, fired brick, wild honey, rusty hinge, scattered straw
Other: Ranger embossing powder - Liquid Platinum; Ranger Glossy Accents; SU "Sahara Sand" card
Thanks for visiting today and your kind comments. Betty